Types of Aid

Financial aid is federal, state, 鶹Ƶɰ汾, and private funds that help you meet your cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, housing and meal plans, books, and supplies. At 鶹Ƶɰ汾, there are three main types of financial aid available to help families afford college:

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Grants

Grants are “free” need-based financial aid that you do not have to pay back. Learn more about federal and state opportunities.

Grants

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Scholarships

Scholarships are “free” merit-based and sometimes need-based financial aid that you do not have to pay back. Find out about state and institutional scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships

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Loans

Loans are financial aid that you do have to pay back and accrue interest. Learn more about available federal loan programs and private loans.

Loans

icon of circle with exclamation markMany grants and scholarships and loans require you to fill out the FAFSA. To receive and keep your aid, you are responsible to maintain eligibility requirements.